Why One Diehard Football Fan Won't Be Watching This Weekend

September 2, 2014

On Sunday – in living rooms and sports bars around New England, Patriot Nation will treat itself to the first game of the 2014 regular season  in Miami. Essayist and diehard fan Stave Almond won't be on eof them. It’s not because he hates football – he loves it – and it’s not because he hates the Pats – though he does. Steve Almond won’t be tuning in because he’s made a moral decision about the sport.
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Steve Almond is an essayist and longtime NFL fan.

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